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Norman Mailer - 1968

Norman Mailer And The Anti-War Movement – 1968 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Norman Mailer – Book Beat – May 4, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Norman Mailer- variously described as one of the greatest writers of his generation, an outspoken critic of society, a narcissist, an insufferable ego – a combination of everything. Whatever your personal feelings about Norman Mailer are,...

A Festival Of Hate And Bad Feeling – The Peekskill Riots – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – reports on Peekskill riots – August 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Maybe it’s Summer. Maybe it’s August. But the amount of rage and mayhem taking place during this particular month gives one pause, to  say the...

Something Went Snap – September 10, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Voices and Events for week ending September 10, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A week where the vagaries of Human Nature went haywire, this Septmeber 10th in 1949. Starting with news of a deadly mass shooting in Camden New Jersey....

The World Is Tired Of Fanaticism: Harry S. Truman – July 24, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Voices And Events for week ending July 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A world in a state of upheaval and change, this week ending on this day in 1949. President Truman spoke those words in reaction to the weariness the...

September 12, 1949 – The Week That Was

Click on the link here for Audio player: News for week ending Sept 12, 1949 A messy week, this one ending on September 12th in 1949. Starting with President Truman stumping on behalf of candidates running in the 1949 Mid-Term elections. Truman decried repeated Republican charges of Socialism while pressing...